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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 6:20

Instruction

School Year Calendar and Day

School Calendar

The School Board, upon the Superintendent’s recommendation and subject to State regulations,
annually establishes the dates for opening and closing classes, teacher institutes and in-services, the
length and dates of vacations, and the days designated as legal school holidays. The school calendar
shall have a minimum of 185 days to insure 176 days of actual student attendance.

Commemorative Holidays

The teachers and students shall devote a portion of the school day on each commemorative holiday
designated in The School Code to study and honor the commemorated person or occasion. The
School Board may, from time to time, designate a regular school day as a commemorative holiday.

School Day

Please refer to the “Glenbard Township High School District 87 Contract Between the Board of
Education, District 87 and: Building Service Employees’ Union Local 73; American Federation
of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1970; or Glenbard Education Association.”

For employees not covered by this agreement:

The School Board establishes the length of the school day with the recommendation of the
Superintendent and subject to State law requirements.

LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-19, 5/18-8.05, 5/24-2, 5/27-18, 5/27-19, 5/27-20, 5/27-20.1, and
                      5/27-20.2. 23 Ill. Admin. Code §1.420(f).
                      Metzl v. Leininger, 850 F. Supp. 740 (N.D. Ill. 1994), aff’d by 57 F.3d 618 (7th
                      Cir. 1995).

CROSS REF.: 2:20 (Powers and Duties of the School Board), 5:200 (Terms and Conditions of
                      Employment and Dismissal), 5:330 (Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves)

ADOPTED:     December 8, 1997

REVISED:       September 23, 2002

REVIEWED:   January 17, 2006